ESPC17 Conference Schedule

 


Tuesday 14 November

08:45 - 09:00

Conference Introduction by Programme Team

09:00 - 10:00

KEYNOTE: Opening Keynote by Jeff Teper, CVP, Microsoft, USA

 

Jeff Teper, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft, USA  

 

10:00 - 10:15

Daily Conference Updates

10:15 - 11:15

KEYNOTE: Transforming Your Team to Deliver Productivity as a Service

 

Benjamin Niaulin, Microsoft Regional Director, MVP, Sharegate, Canada  

 

11:15 - 11:45

Morning Break - Visit the Expo

11:45 - 12:45

Sessions

T1

Dev

Flying With Machines - How Machine Learning & SharePoint Are a Game Changer

Level 100

BI

 

Trevor Hellebuyck, Metalogix, USA  

 

T2

Dev

Whats New with Xamarin: Forms, Azure App Services, Visual Studio and more

Level 200

Mobile

 

Fabian Williams, MVP, K2, USA  

 

T3

Business

Use Microsoft PowerApps and Flow to Jump Start Your Next Project!

Level 200

PowerApps and Flow

 

Michelle Caldwell, Microsoft Regional Director, MVP, Avanade, USA Cathy Dew, Microsoft, USA  

 

T4

Microsoft Session- Details Coming Soon!

 

 

 

T6

IT Pro

Working with OneDrive for Business

Level 300

OneDrive

 

Hans Brender, MVP, HBsoft, Germany  

 

T7

IT Pro

The Self-healing Environment - PowerShell DSC for Your SharePoint Ecosystem

Level 300

PowerShell

 

Andreas Krüger, COMPAREX AG, Germany  

 

T8

Business

Why Your Company Needs Microsoft Teams

Level 100

Teams and Groups

 

Karuana Gatimu, Microsoft, USA  

 

12:45 - 14:00

Lunch Break - Visit the Expo

14:00 - 15:00

Sessions

T9

Dev

Understanding the Microsoft Graph API

Level 300

Microsoft Graph

 

Paolo Pialorsi, MCM, MVP, PiaSys.com, Italy  

 

T10

Dev

Understanding the SharePoint Framework and How it Affects Your Customisations

Level 100

SharePoint Framework

 

Mark Rackley, MVP, PAIT Group, USA  

 

T11

IT Pro

Complete Overview of the SharePoint Hybrid Features

Level 200

Hybrid

 

Donald Hessing, MCM, Capgemini, Netherlands Thomas Vochten, MVP, Xylos, Belgium  

 

T12

Microsoft Session- Details Coming Soon!

 

 

 

T15

IT Pro

Learn How SharePoint Online Safeguards Your Data in the Cloud

Level 300

Security

 

Matt Swann, Microsoft, USA  

 

T16

End User

An End User’s Guide to Working with Power BI

Level 100

BI

 

Christina Wheeler, Blue Dog Tech Solutions, USA  

 

15:00 - 15:15

Change Rooms

15:15 - 16:15

Sessions

T17

Dev

Azure for Office 365 and SharePoint Developers - The Best Bits

Level 400

Azure

 

Chris O'Brien, MVP, Independent, UK  

 

T18

Dev

Customising the "Modern" Experiences in SharePoint Online

Level 300

PnP

 

Bert Jansen, Microsoft, Belgium  

 

T19

Business

How to Create a Successful Governance Framework for SharePoint and Office 365

Level 200

Governance

 

Susan Hanley, MVP, Susan Hanley LLC, USA  

 

T20

Business

Navigation:  A Step Towards Success in SharePoint

Level 100

Search

 

Stacy Deere-Strole, MVP, Focal Point Solutions, USA  

 

T21

Microsoft Session- Details Coming Soon!

 

 

 

T22

IT Pro

Securing Office 365 and Microsoft Azure Like a Rock Star

Level 300

Security

 

Jussi Roine, MCM, MVP, Onsight Helsinki, Finland  

 

T23

IT Pro

Considering Compliance in Office 365 and Azure

Level 100

Governance

 

John Timney, MVP, HPE, UK  

 

16:15 - 16:45

Afternoon Break - Visit the Expo

16:45 - 17:45

Sessions

T25

Dev

Branding SharePoint: Out with the Old and in with the New

Level 300

Branding

 

Christina Wheeler, Blue Dog Tech Solutions, USA  

 

T26

Dev

SharePoint Framework, Angular & Azure Functions: The Modern SharePoint Developer Tool Belt

Level 300

SharePoint Framework

 

Sébastien Levert, MVP, Valo Intranet, Canada  

 

T27

Business

High Value Scenarios for Microsoft Teams

Level 100

Teams and Groups

 

Erica Toelle, Valorem, USA  

 

T28

End User

What is the Cost of Migrating to SharePoint 2016 or Office 365?

Level 100

Hybrid

 

Jill Hannemann, Portal Solutions, USA  

 

T30

IT Pro

What's New for the BI Workload in SharePoint 2016 and SQL Server V.Next

Level 300

BI

 

John P. White, MVP, UnlimitedViz Inc., Canada  

 

T31

IT Pro

Managing Data Recovery in SharePoint

Level 100

Disaster Recovery

 

Brian Alderman, MVP, MicroTechPoint, USA  

 

17:45 - 19:00

Expo Drinks - Networking



Wednesday 15 November

09:00 - 10:00

KEYNOTE: Machine Learning in Practice: Avoid the Hype and Make it Work for You

 

Rafal Lukawiecki, Project Botticelli Ltd, Ireland  

 

10:00 - 10:10

Daily Conference Updates

10:10 - 10:15

Change Rooms

10:15 - 11:15

Sessions

W1

Dev

A Walk Through the Web-stack Development Landscape

Level 200

SharePoint Framework

 

Elio Struyf, MVP, U2U, Belgium  

 

W3

Business

Power BI - What's the Fuss All About

Level 100

BI

 

John P. White, MVP, UnlimitedViz Inc., Canada  

 

W4

Microsoft Session- Details Coming Soon!

 

 

 

W5

IT Pro

The Power of Microsoft Teams & Data Governance using the Security & Compliance Center

Level 200

Security

 

Karuana Gatimu, Microsoft, USA Nishan DeSilva, Microsoft, USA  

 

W6

IT Pro

Design your Topology with MinRole for SharePoint Server 2016

Level 300

Infrastructure

 

Gokan Ozcifci, Microsoft Regional Director, MVP, Neoxy Consultancy, Belgium  

 

W7

IT Pro

Understanding SharePoint Permissions for Site Owners and Site Collection Administrators

Level 100

Security

 

Brett Lonsdale, Lightning Tools, UK  

 

11:15 - 11:45

Morning Break - Visit the Expo

11:45 - 12:45

Sessions

W9

Dev

Getting up to Speed with React

Level 200

SharePoint Framework

 

Elio Struyf, MVP, U2U, Belgium  

 

W10

Dev

Blockchain: What's all the Fuss about?

Level 200

Infrastructure

 

Maarten Boender, sphereon.com, Netherlands  

 

W12

Microsoft Session- Details Coming Soon!

 

 

 

W13

Business

Rethinking Document Management in Office 365

Level 100

ECM

 

Peter Baddeley, Baddaz Limited, UK  

 

W14

IT Pro

Modern External and Third Party Access Scenarios with Azure AD

Level 300

Azure AD

 

Donald Hessing, MCM, Capgemini, Netherlands  

 

W15

IT Pro

IKON - Our Journey to Organizational Change while Surviving a Total SAN Failure

Level 100

Governance

 

Barry Byrne, Irish Defence Forces, Ireland Frank Hickey, Irish Defence Forces, Ireland  

 

12:45 - 14:00

Lunch Break - Visit the Expo / Women in Technology Lunch

14:00 - 15:00

Sessions

W17

Dev

Cross Platform Office365 Apps with Electron and Cordova

Level 100

Mobile

 

Sahil Malik, MVP, Winsmarts.com, USA  

 

W18

Dev

Getting Started with TypeScript and the SharePoint Framework

Level 200

SharePoint Framework

 

Lieven Iliano, U2U, Belgium  

 

W19

Business

The Big Question of "What to Use When?"

Level 200

Collaboration

 

Benjamin Niaulin, Microsoft Regional Director, MVP, Sharegate, Canada  

 

W20

Microsoft Session- Details Coming Soon!

 

 

 

W21

End User

Take Project Online from 0-60 in 1 Hour

Level 200

Project Management

 

Ben Howard, MVP, Applepark Ltd., UK  

 

W22

IT Pro

The Microsoft On-premises Data Gateway – Hybrid PowerBI, PowerApps, Flow and Logic Apps

Level 300

Hybrid

 

Maarten Eekels, MVP, Portiva, Netherlands  

 

W23

IT Pro

Deep Dive into Designing a SharePoint 2016 Physical Architecture

Level 300

Infrastructure

 

Vlad Catrinescu, MVP, vNext Solutions, Canada  

 

15:00 - 15:15

Change Rooms

15:15 - 16:15

Sessions

W25

Dev

Extending PowerApps and Microsoft Flow with Custom Code

Level 300

PowerApps and Flow

 

Adis Jugo, MVP, skybow, Germany  

 

W26

Dev

Making Things Deployable - Ways to Get Your Stuff to its Destination

Level 300

ALM

 

Melanie Culver, ORBIS Austria GmbH, Austria  

 

W27

Business

No-Code Power User Tools of the SharePoint Trade

Level 200

PowerApps and Flow

 

Asif Rehmani, MVP, VisualSP, USA  

 

W28

Microsoft Session- Details Coming Soon!

 

 

 

W29

IT Pro

Take Cloud Hybrid Search to the Next Level

Level 400

Search

 

Jeff Fried, BA Insight, USA  

 

W30

Business

Boost Your Productivity with Microsoft Flow: Power to the People

Level 200

PowerApps and Flow

 

Serge Luca, MVP, ShareQL, Belgium  

 

W31

IT Pro

Is Your SharePoint Healthy and How Do You Know?

Level 300

Infrastructure

 

Hilton Giesenow, MVP, Experts Inside, South Africa  

 

16:15 - 16:45

Afternoon Break - Visit the Expo

16:45 - 17:45

Sessions

W33

Dev

Understanding SharePoint and Microsoft Graph Webhooks

Level 200

Webhooks

 

Paolo Pialorsi, MCM, MVP, PiaSys.com, Italy  

 

W34

Dev

From Design to a Modern Style Guide - Branding Strategies for SP, Addins and SPFx

Level 200

Branding

 

Stefan Bauer, MVP, N8D, Austria  

 

W35

Dev

Explore Microservices Solutions and Microsoft Azure Service Fabric

Level 200

Azure

 

Evilazaro Alves, Microsoft Regional Director, MVP, Lambda3, Brazil  

 

W36

Microsoft Session- Details Coming Soon!

 

 

 

W37

Business

Winning Workflow Solutions: Principles of Design, Adoption, and Measurement

Level 200

Hybrid

 

Mike Fitzmaurice, Nintex, USA  

 

W38

Business

Governance, Branding & Provisioning Competition

Level 200

Governance

 

Nicki Borell, MVP, Experts Inside, Germany  

 

W39

Business

Boost Office Productivity by Building Add-ins for Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

Level 300

Office

 

Mike Ammerlaan, Microsoft, USA Bill Ayers, MCM, MVP, Flow Simulation Ltd., United Kingdom  

 

17:45 -

Conference Day Closes



Thursday 16 November

09:00 - 10:00

KEYNOTE: Details Coming Soon!

 

 

 

10:00 - 10:10

Daily Conference Updates

10:10 - 10:15

Change Rooms

10:15 - 11:15

Sessions

Th1

Dev

Dont Miss Out on Microsoft Powerful NoSQL SaaS Offering DocumentDB

Level 200

Azure

 

Fabian Williams, MVP, K2, USA  

 

Th2

Dev

Build SharePoint Applications with React, TypeScript, and the SharePoint Framework

Level 300

SharePoint Framework

 

Eric Overfield, Microsoft Regional Director, MVP, PixelMill, USA  

 

Th3

Business

The Secrets of Adoption and Change Management in the Digital Workplace

Level 100

Governance

 

Symon Garfield, Microsoft, UK  

 

Th6

IT Pro

When Disaster Strikes

Level 200

Disaster Recovery

 

Aidan Finn, MVP, MicroWarehouse Ltd, Ireland  

 

Th7

IT Pro

SharePoint Hybrid Auditing and Administrative Actions Logging

Level 300

Hybrid

 

Toni Frankola, MVP, Acceleratio Ltd, Croatia  

 

Th8

Business

How to Deal with GDPR in Office 365 & SharePoint

Level 200

Governance

 

Anders Skjønaa, Procurati, Denmark  

 

11:15 - 11:45

Morning Break - Visit the Expo

11:45 - 12:45

Sessions

Th9

Dev

Deep-Dive Building Solutions on the SharePoint Framework

Level 300

SharePoint Framework

 

Waldek Mastykarz, MVP, Rencore, Netherlands  

 

Th10

Dev

Building an Intelligent SharePoint Bot

Level 300

Bots

 

Rick Van Rousselt, MVP, Rivaro Consultancy, Belgium  

 

Th11

Dev

Azure Functions and the Microsoft Graph...Better Together

Level 200

Microsoft Graph

 

Jeremy Thake, Hyperfish, USA  

 

Th12

Microsoft Session- Details Coming Soon!

 

 

 

Th13

Dev

Building SharePoint Add-ins with PnP-JS-Core on a Client AND Server Side

Level 300

Add-ins

 

Sergei Sergeev, MVP, Developer, Consultant (Independent), Belarus  

 

Th14

IT Pro

"Quick Win" Features vs. Long Term Strategy in Search

Level 200

Search

 

Agnes Molnar, MVP, Search Explained, Hungary  

 

Th15

IT Pro

Make your SharePoint 2013/2016 Fly by Tuning & Optimising SQL Server

Level 300

Infrastructure

 

Serge Luca, MVP, ShareQL, Belgium Isabelle Van Campenhoudt, MVP, ShareQL, Belgium  

 

Th16

Business

Getting The Most out of Microsoft and FastTrack

Level 100

Hybrid

 

Steve Marsh, Metalogix, UK  

 

12:45 - 14:00

Lunch Break - Visit the Expo

14:00 - 15:00

Sessions

Th18

Dev

Integrating Microsoft Teams with Office 365 and SharePoint; Bots, Connectors and Tabs

Level 300

Teams and Groups

 

Wes Hackett, MVP, AddIn365, UK  

 

Th19

Dev

Development Best Practices for a New Development World

Level 300

SharePoint Framework

 

Hugh Wood, Rencore, UK  

 

Th20

Microsoft Session- Details Coming Soon!

 

 

 

Th21

Business

Against All Odds – We’re in the Cloud and We’re Hybrid

Level 200

Hybrid

 

Petter Skodvin-Hvammen, Puzzlepart, Norway Roger Skauen, Yara International ASA, Norway  

 

Th22

IT Pro

5 Things Preventing you from Successfully Implementing Your IT Governance Plan

Level 100

Governance

 

Matthias Einig, MVP, Rencore, Germany  

 

Th23

IT Pro

Search Clinic with the Experts

Level 300

Search

 

Jeff Fried, BA Insight, USA  

 

Th24

Business

Integrating Bots into Your Digital Workplace Strategy

Level 100

Bots

 

Kanwal Khipple, MVP, 2toLead, Canada  

 

15:00 - 15:15

Change Rooms

15:15 - 16:15

Sessions

Th25

Dev

Avoiding Common Pitfalls when Developing with the SharePoint Framework (SPFx)

Level 400

SharePoint Framework

 

Chris O'Brien, MVP, Independent, UK  

 

Th26

Dev

Provisioning Artifacts to Office 365 and SharePoint On-Premises using PowerShell

Level 300

PowerShell

 

Erwin van Hunen, MCM, MVP, Rencore, Sweden  

 

Th27

Business

PowerApps: Build the Next Level PowerApp

Level 300

PowerApps and Flow

 

Bram de Jager, MCM, Delaware Consulting, Netherlands  

 

Th29

Business

The Nuts and Bolts of Teams, Groups and Conversation-as-a-Service

Level 200

Teams and Groups

 

Christian Buckley, MVP, CollabTalk LLC, USA  

 

Th30

IT Pro

SharePoint DSC and Patterns and Practices Libraries (PnP) to Provision Farms and Assets

Level 300

DSC

 

Rodrigo Pinto, MVP, blue-infinity, Portugal  

 

Th32

Business

One Card at a Time - Leverage Office 365 Planner to Plan your SharePoint End User Adoption

Level 100

Collaboration

 

Heather Newman, Content Panda, USA  

 

16:15 -

Conference Closes